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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: players looking to bounce back, a few trips down memory lane and more.

NHL: APR 22 Capitals at Islanders Photo by Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Your savory breakfast links:

  • The Washington Capitals need some key players to have bounce-back seasons come October. [NoVa Caps]
  • There were winners and losers in the Metro Division this offseason — where do the Caps fall? [S+S]
  • Martin Fehervary missed the Olympic qualifiers in Slovakia this weekend and while he is disappointed he could not represent his country, he is confident he will be ready for the Capitals’ training camp. [WHN, S+S]
  • The Caps got into a bit of hot water last season when injured top centers exposed some depth issues, but there are ways to address that this season. [NBCSW]
  • Reloading, rebuilding, and retooling are all possible roster management philosophies, so which ones should the Caps go with this year? [NoVa Caps]
  • Speaking of management, take a look at the three best general managers the Caps have had at the helm. [S+S]
  • As the offseason winds down, refresh your memory on the key arrivals and departures for Washington. [NHL]
  • To probably no one’s surprise, the Capitals are currently tied with the Dallas Stars as the oldest teams in the league. [NoVa Caps]
  • Barring any COVID-19 issues, it seems as though NHL players will be allowed to participate in the 2022 Beijing Olympics. [WHN]
  • If you want some cringe with your morning coffee, take a trip down memory lane and remember some of the worst contracts in Caps’ history. [S+S]
  • Henrik Lundqvist was reportedly “very close” to rejoining the Capitals last season. [NHL]
  • Capitals prospect Hendrix LaPierre tallied a goal and an assist for Acadie-Bathurst Titan in a QMJHL pre-season game. [NoVa Caps]
  • If you have any Capitals-related questions for Tarik El-Bashir, send them in for his next mailbag. [Athletic]
  • Former Capital and two-time Stanley Cup Champ Brooks Orpik has been named to the Boston College Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2021. Congrats, Orpik! [NoVa Caps]
  • Finally, happy 35th birthday to Justin Peters and happy belated birthday to Martin Erat, Tim Tookey, and Murray Anderson, who all celebrated birthdays this weekend!